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2012 Kongsgaard Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 95 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 213531-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa displays lots of black currant, graphite and crushed rock in a full-bodied, dense, very concentrated style, with the vintage's exuberance and full-throttle fruit and power well-displayed.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Deep, saturated ruby. Very dark aromas of blueberry, espresso, bitter chocolate and black licorice. Big, broad and generous, conveying a strong impression of sucrosite to its complex, deep flavors of black fruits, graphite, sassafras and spices. This makes the 2011 look lean by comparison. Most intriguing on the back end, which features broad, ripe tannins, suggestions of violet and forest floor and a hint of sea salt.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
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  • Fifth-generation Napa natives John and Maggy Kongsgaard produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Low yielding vineyards and traditional low-intervention winemaking techniques produce powerful, graceful wines which are high intensity expressions of vineyard and variety.

    The core of their endeavor is the ten-acre vineyard they planted in the late 1970s on a rocky hilltop in southern Napa Valley which has belonged to the Kongsgaard family since the 1920s. In addition to these family acres, they direct the farming under long-term contract on another seven acres in Carneros and three acres near St. Helena. The winery, on the eastern rim of Napa Valley, is a cave drilled into the volcanic rock. Production is limited to what they can make with their own hands.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 148 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors